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Letter: The long view

The very informative front-page story in Monday's Monitor is headlined with the telling understatement: "Proposed HHS cuts cause doubt." The story that follows evidences an alarming basis for uncertainty…

Today at 02:52PM
Letter: Make big money a big deal

John Broderick and Brad Cook speak an important truth (Sunday Monitor Forum, March 22), that "big money, left or right, has little to do with the interests of ordinary Americans." They urge us to take…

Today at 02:52PM
Letter: Ayotte's out of touch

Based on her long emails and op-eds attempting to justify signing the letter to Iran, it is clear that Sen. Kelly Ayotte remains clueless as to the gravity of that action. Not only did that letter embarrass…

Today at 02:51PM
Letter: The will of Webster's people

Why the harsh lecture from the Monitor to Webster voters (Sunday Monitor editorial, March 22)? The editorial started off with, "When the town of Webster decided against publishing the names and salary…

Today at 02:51PM
Letter: Missed it by that much

The score in Bradford: Town hall team, 144; opposing team, 79. Needed to pass: 148.5 (two-thirds majority). My heart is numb. With a stunning majority, voters supported the town hall restoration, a…

Today at 11:28AM
Chodounsky defends slalom title at US Alpine Championships

CARRABASSETT VALLEY, Maine (AP) - A broken ski pole didn't discourage David Chodounsky in his first run. A few tiny bobbles up top couldn't deter him in his second, either.

Today at 09:55AM
Woman attempting to use median emergency lane hits car

NORTH HAMPTON, N.H. (AP) - New Hampshire state police say they issued a citation to a woman who crashed into another car while attempting to reverse direction using a crossover that is restricted to emergency vehicles only.

Today at 09:40AM
Deadline for removing bobhouses in New Hampshire nears

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - Sunshine and warmer weather may help remind Granite State fishermen that aIl bobhouses must be removed from the ice by the end of the day on Wednesday, April 1, according to state law.

Today at 12:57AM
Red Sox rough up Rays starter Karns in 9-6 victory

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- Nathan Karns is excited about an opportunity to open the season in Tampa Bay's pitching rotation. The Rays right-hander had a rough outing during a 9-6 loss to the Boston Red Sox…

Today at 12:57AM
Hurry up! Nats, Cubs, Red Sox on the clock

Even before Max Scherzer, Bryce Harper and the rest of the ramped-up Washington Nationals hit the field for their first full-squad workout at spring training, they got the message. There it was, printed…

Today at 12:57AM
Bruins find their swagger, notch 4-2 win over first-place Rangers

BOSTON - If the Boston Bruins want an example of what's needed in the final few games to make the playoffs, they can simply watch a replay of the first period against the New York Rangers. Milan Lucic…

Today at 12:57AM
Leading off

Motorsports NASCAR racer Larson taken to hospital after fainting MARTINSVILLE, Va. - Chip Ganassi Racing officials said Kyle Larson was taken to a hospital as a precaution after fainting during an autograph…

Today at 12:57AM
Revolution earn first victory over the season with 2-1 win over San Jose

Kelyn Rowe scored twice and the New England Revolution beat the San Jose Earthquakes, 2-1, yesterday in steady snow and hail for their first victory of the season. New England (1-2-1) got its first goal…

Today at 12:57AM
Kaminsky, Wisconsin get past Arizona again to head to Final Four

LOS ANGELES - Frank Kaminsky and the Wisconsin Badgers hung on to make the Final Four again. "Frank the Tank" scored 29 points, Sam Dekker added his second straight career high of 27 and the West Regional's…

Today at 12:57AM
No. 2 seed Tennessee beats No. 11 Gonzaga 73-69 in overtime

Cierra Burdick scored 22, including four late free throws for the winning points, as Tennessee beat Gonzaga, 73-69, in overtime yesterday to advance to the Spokane Regional final of the NCAA Tournament. Burdick…

Today at 12:57AM
Habs clinch postseason berth

Max Pacioretty scored in overtime as the Montreal Canadiens clinched a playoff berth with a 3-2 victory over the Florida Panthers last night. Lars Eller and Alex Galchenyuk scored in regulation for the…

Today at 12:57AM
Bulls hand Knicks franchise-record 60th loss in 111-80 romp

Nikola Mirotic scored 24 points, Pau Gasol added 19 points and 12 rebounds, and the Chicago Bulls handed the Knicks their franchise-record 60th loss, beating New York, 111-80, last night. A night after…

Today at 12:57AM
Rodrigues plays the hero as Boston University punches ticket to Frozen Four

Evan Rodrigues scored with 2:24 left in the third period and Boston University held on to beat Minnesota-Duluth, 3-2, yesterday at the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester in the NCAA hockey tournament's…

Today at 12:57AM
Monarchs suffer road woes in 6-2 loss to Hershey

The Manchester Monarchs dropped their contest with the Hershey Bears, 6-2, last night at Hershey's Giant Center. Hershey took a 3-0 lead before Michael Mersch put the Monarchs on the board with 1:39 to…

Today at 12:56AM
Outdoor adventures: Spring is here, but skiing is far from over

Carve soft bumps and corn snow like butter. Cruise in the forgiving shade. Screech in the mashed potatoes on boards-needling wax. Chill and grill on the hill. There is life to the ski season as many make…

Today at 12:56AM
A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Cap City hoop academy Cap City Basketball Academy will hold a five-week skills and drills clinic beginning today for children of all skill levels from kindergarten to grade 12. The clinics will be held…

Today at 12:42AM
Ray Duckler: What a long, strange trip it's been

Bom Bahadur Rai and his family, Bhutanese refugees searching for a home, pushed through the glass doors at 11:15 a.m., the last passengers off the plane. They moved in a single file, a father, a mother,…

Today at 12:41AM
Getting retribution over childhood bullies

What becomes of bullies when they grow up? Do they evolve into decent, kind human beings, or does their capacity for malice grow along with their bodies? Allen Kurzweil explores this issue - and much more…